I visited the Sainte Chapelle three times before I noticed its floor is as beautifully decorated as the rest of the famously fancy chapel. These tiles were the inspiration for the stark black and white style in which I work; I loved how their rainbow of primary colours condensed into that striking black. The Fleur de Lys has long been a symbol of France and its kings.
My artworks are toner photo prints, handcrafted on 8×8″ wood blocks. To differentiate them from my regular photo blocks, I am adding a metal leaf border and a cast-metal fleur de lys clavos at the corner of each piece, which will come with a signed certificate of authenticity indicating that it is a unique print created for the “City of Delight” project. I have set the price of each piece at $75 to reflect Paris’ famous “75” postcode. 20% of my profits will be donated to UNESCO and the UNHCR at the end of 2016.